The Last Party: Britpop, Blair and the Demise of English Rock download free [PDF and Ebook] by John Harris

The Last Party: Britpop, Blair and the Demise of English Rock download free [PDF and Ebook] by John Harris year 2010
  • Book name: The Last Party: Britpop, Blair and the Demise of English Rock
  • Author: John Harris
  • Release date: 2010/7/30
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Entertainment
  • ISBN: 9780007134731
  • Rating: 7.17 of 10
  • Votes: 860
  • Review by: Lainey Gerard
  • Review rating: 8.56 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/26
  • Total pages: 464
  • Includes a PDF summary of 48 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: The loveliest - and certainly the most human - book about pop music I've ever read ... A delightful and humane soap opera, a real page-turner, full of rounded and entirely recognisable characters.' Jon Ronson, Daily Telegraph THE DEFINITIVE HISTORY OF BRITPOP - BLUR, OASIS, ELASTICA, SUEDE & TONY BLAIR Beginning in 1994 and closing in the first months of 1998, the UK passed through a cultural moment as distinct and as celebrated as any since the war. Founded on rock music, celebrity, boom-time economics and fleeting political optimism - this was 'Cool Britannia'. Records sold in their millions, a new celebrity elite emerged and Tony Blair's Labour Party found itself, at long last, returned to government. Drawing on interviews from all the major bands - including Oasis, Blur, Elastica and Suede - from music journalists, record executives and those close to government, The Last Party charts the rise and fall of the Britpop movement. John Harris was there; and in this gripping new book he argues that the high point of British music's cultural impact also signalled its effective demise - If rock stars were now friends of the government, then how could they continue to matter? Britpop in numbers: There were an astonishing 2.6 million ticket applications for the Oasis gig at Knebworth in 1996. 1 in 24 of the British public wanted to see them play. In the end the band played to 250,000 fans across two nights with a guest list that ran to 7,000. 'Definitely, Maybe', Oasis's debut album, went straight to No 1, selling 100,000 copies in 4 days and outselling the Three Tenors in second place by a factor of 50% On its first day in the shops Oasis's second album, `What's The Story, Morning Glory', was selling at a rate of 2 copies a minute through HMV's London stores. By 1997 Creation Records (which had been founded 12 years earlier with a bank loan of GBP1,000 by an ex-British Rail Clerk Alan McGee) announced a turnover of GBP36million thanks almost entirely to one band: Oasis.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 29H54M7S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Rock & Pop Music, Techniques Of Music / Music Tutorials, Music, 20th Century & Contemporary Classical Music, Western Classical Music
  • Available formats: EPUB, PDF, WORD, OEB, DOC, FB2, ODT, TXT. Compressed in RAR, AZW, ZIP, BZ2, TZ
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 20.26 USD
  • Dimensions: 128x194x36mm
  • Weight: 322.06g
  • Printed by: HarperPerennial
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom
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